last week we brought you news of Forrest Griffin’s first interview since his defeat to Anderson Silva at UFC 101.  Now in a new Q & A with mma.fanhouse reporter Ariel Helwani the fighter has hinted at a possible return to action in the New Year.

Along with interesting theories on life such as “If you’re not trying, you can’t really fail” Griffin also gives his first insight into his own thoughts regarding the loss against Silva.

“You know, where I made my biggest mistake was saying I would fight that guy”. He added, “I’m not really sure I showed up to fight him. Maybe I thought he was so good that I didn’t have to fight him.”

In his previous interview he seemed reluctant to discuss when we might next see him back in the cage, but when pressed by Helwani he admits, “You know, there’s that Jan. 2 card (UFC 108) that looks kind of appealing to me.”

It remains to be seen whether this will become a reality as it is just speculation at this stage.  Griffin himself admits that he hasn’t spoken to the UFC about his next fight yet, and is hoping to put any discussions off until he gets back into full training on the 12th of October.

UFC 108 is already rumored to feature an Anderson Silva Vs Vitor Belfort title clash, whilst it may also be a destination for the rumoured showdown between Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva.   With 2010 expected to be the busiest yet for the ever expanding UFC brand they may well decide to spread their star performers over a wider number of events, but if they did add Griffin to this rumoured line-up then it certainly would be an explosive way to kick off the New Year.

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